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Travel restrictions and stay at home orders throughout the country, which were intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, have led to a significant drop in the number of travelers who are flying.
The TSA screened only 97,130 people on April 7, which includes airline crew members and airport staff who work inside airport security perimeters. Only a month before, on March 1, the TSA screened 2.3 million people.
Despite the unheard-of drop in air travel, some people are still flying.
For those people, the TSA published this list of tips for flying during the pandemic.
Bring hand sanitizer
Even though typical TSA guidelines only allow passengers to bring liquids of up to 3.4 ounces, the agency is allowing travelers to bring a single 12-ounce container of hand sanitizer “until further notice.”